CTC192 – Tranqil Textures

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It’s been an exciting week for Demonstrators this week.  We have finally been able to register for Onstage in Orlando!!  And luckily, all 7 of us who are staying together, were able to register so Orlando Onstage Live, here we come!!!!  74 days until Bronwyn, Sandra and I depart.  I “may” have an app to count down.  Bring it on!!

So back on track with this week’s challenge, which is the Tranquil Textures section, pages 154-163 of the 2018 Annual Catalogue.

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As I was flipping through all the lovely cards in this section, I decided to case the card on page 161.

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I decided to cover a retired note pad I found in my cupboard.  I used a piece of watercolour paper and trimmed it to fit the note pad.  I then water coloured the background in Balmy Blue and let it dry.  I then embossed the sentiment in copper on a piece of vellum and I tore around the edges.

I then kept the same layout and added the branch and flowers the same.  I used a piece of copper trim down the side and added a bow which I then pulled apart (one of the things I love about the trim!!)

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Here’s a close up of the bottom. Don’t you love that copper embossing!

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Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.  I hope Marvi is making an appearance this week!

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CTC191 – Nature’s Poem

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It is so windy at my place today!!  Wait, is the Ekka on?  You bet it is!!  It’s always windy when the Ekka is happening in Brisbane.  My kitty cats have a bad case of static from the wind.

We are casing the Nature’s Poem section, pages 142 – 153 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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As I flipped through this section, I realised that I only have two stamp sets in this entire section!  Now don’t hate me, but I’m actually not a fan of tree stamps!  I don’t own Lovely as a Tree and I don’t intend to buy it (cos if I did, that would be the year it retires, lol!!)

For my card this week, I am casing the leaf card on page 144.

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I was inspired by the leaves to use the Blended Seasons stamp set and framelits.  I started with Cajun Craze (yes, one of my least used colours!) and the Nature’s Poem DSP.  I then cut out a couple of leaves using the framelits in Cajun Craze and Mango Melody.  I then sponged the mango ones with Cajun craze to tone down the brightness.

I stamped the leaves from the stamp set and coloured them using the new blends coming in the Holiday catalogue, in Cajun Craze and Mango Melody.  I then cut out all them all out.

I cut a piece of the Copper trim and spread it out (watch out, it shrinks!!) and attached it to the left side of the card.

I then placed the coloured leaves on the trim and then tucked the framelit leaves in between.  The sentiment is from the Blended Seasons stamp set and I’ve cut it out using the Stitched labels framelits.  I also sponged around the edge of this too.    I added a bow in Copper trim and all done!

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I’m really happy with how this turned out.  You know when you have an idea and it actually works!!  Most of the time, that doesn’t happen!!

The Blended Seasons bundle is only available in the month of August so make sure you grab it soon!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Rebecca

 

CTC190 – Artistic Impressions

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Can you believe we are in August already!!  This year is just flying past for me.  88 Days until I leave for Orlando!!

So this week at CTC, we are casing the Artistic Impressions section, pages 127-141, of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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As always, there are so many gorgeous projects to choose from! I choose a card from page 135.

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It’s actually my sister’s birthday today, so Happy Birthday Sue!  So today’s card is already in the post to her.  I used the Blended Seasons bundle which is only available in the month of August.  The only DSP that I had with a strip was the 2018-2020 In Colour 6″ x 6″ DSP stack so I used the Grapefruit Grove page.  I coloured the flowers using the Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and then cut them out.

I just love the matching Stitched Seasons framelits.  I love the stitching on the shapes!

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Hopefully my sister will like her card!

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CTC189 – Love Thanks and Support

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I don’t know about you but I’ve been stalking Instagram and checking out the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to Alaska.  (Check out #alaskasu2018 to see all the amazing pictures) There are so many exciting new products coming out with the 2018 Holiday Catalogue!!  I can’t wait!! One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is being able to see and order from new catalogues before everyone else.

You can join right now for $169 and choose up to $235 worth of product and receive a free set of 10 ink pads.  And then on Wednesday, you’ll get to see the 2018 Holiday Catalogue as well!

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So this week, we are casing the Love, Thanks and Support section, pages 104-125, of the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I didn’t go very far to find my project for this week.  I made it to page 105! I have just received the Beautiful Promenade bundle and I had to use it straight away.  I just love the projects on page 105, so I decided to case a couple of the cards.  I’ve done a direct case of two of the cards.  You don’t realise how much detail is in a card, until you look closely at it.

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The Petal Promenade DSP is just so stunning.  It’s hard to cut up but I’m doing it! How beautiful is that medallion framelit.

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For my second card, I cut out one of the wreaths out from the DSP.  There’s so much detail on this card!

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I really struggle with making elegant loops with metallic thread.  I’m very envious of those who do beautiful loops!

Next up is the lovely Judy.  I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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CTC188 – Holidays

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I’m excited that this week at CTC we are celebrating Christmas in July!!  Well kind of!!  We are casing the Holidays section, pages 92-103, of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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In preparation of my trip to Orlando (102 days and counting!!) I’ve been watching YouTube videos about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party (and yes I have my ticket booked already!) so I’m feeling a bit Christmassy already.

I decided to case the frame on page 102 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I wanted to make a card instead of a frame, so I started with an Early Espresso base and did a background with the Under the Mistletoe DSP (which is included in the current Buy 3 get 1 free DSP sale).

I then stamped the tree from Ready for Christmas stamp set on Shaded Spruce cardstock, with Shaded Spruce ink.  I then cut them out with the Christmas Staircase thinlits.  I used my paper trimmer to score down the middle of each tree.  I then laid three over each other and stapled down the middle.  I then put a thin layer of glue down the centre and held the final tree until the glue was dry enough.  I coloured a few rhinestone with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and decorated my tree with them.

My very favourite Christmas colour combo is Green and Red and I think Shaded Spruce and Real Red are a perfect combo!  I embossed the sentiment in Gold and scored each side of the banner then used the Banner triple punch for the ends.

I used the Tailored Tag punch to cut the base of the tree. And a left over gold star from an old kit for the top of the tree.  (There has to be bling on the tree!!)

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I hope you are starting to feel Christmassy!

Next up is the lovely Peta. I wonder what Marvi is up to today!

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Rebecca

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CTC187 – Kids and Babies

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I’m so excited for our hop this week!  We are casing the Kids & Babies section, pages 80-91, of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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One of our former Crew members, Krissy, had twins last week after a long fertility journey.  The CTC Crew is so excited for her!  And the boys are just so adorable.  So, of course, this week, I had to make a baby boy card.

I don’t have much need these days for baby stamp sets, although I like to have at least one set on hand.  This year, I had to have the Little Elephant stamp set and Elephant Builder punch.  It’s just so cute! I am casing the pink elephant card on page 91.

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But of course, it can’t be pink!!  I started off with a Night of Navy background and added a strip of Balmy Blue which I stamped with the hearts from the Little Elephant stamp set.

Now I don’t sew on cards.  I actually love cross stitch, embroidery and crocheting, but I don’t do it on cards.  I just can’t be bothered to get my sewing machine out just for a 10cm piece of cardstock.  So instead of stitching, I stamped the checks in Night of Navy across the bottom of the white piece.  I punched out two elephant in Balmy Blue and stamped the flowers using the 2018-2020 In-colour markers.

Now I don’t have any stamp sets for twins but to create my sentiment, I used the one from the Little Elephant.  Then I crossed out the one and added a 2 using the Make a Difference stamp set.  I think it’s cute!!

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I love the elephants!!  Now, who else is having a baby?

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC186 – Birthday

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I’ve been having a great weekend, playing with my new goodies!  I’ve finally caught up and even cleaned my craft desk!  Did you know that it’s actually white underneath everything!  lol

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are caseing the Birthday section, pages 66-79 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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As always, there are so many lovely cards to choose from.  I decided to case the ice cream card on page 70, as I love the Birthday Posies stamp set  and I haven’t played with it yet.

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Whilst I do have the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper which has been used on the background, I used the new tufted embossing folder.  Whenever I emboss, it always give me a little thrill and this folder does not disappoint!!

I actually started this card by stamping the floral ice-cream and colouring with my new Stampin’ Blends.  I got all the of the new colours in my order this week, and I’m so excited to use them.  I watched a great video about the blends by Patty Bennett (click here to check it out) and she talked about mixing and matching the colours, like using different colours to blend together.  I’ve never thought about that before, and I really like the freedom it gives you to create different combinations!

I love that there are more options in the blends for green.  We now have Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover and even Soft Sea Foam.  I used Granny Apple Green and then Pineapple Punch for a touch of yellow.  I’ve put all my blends into Rainbow order (shock, horror!!) to make it easier to find the right colour.  I grabbed out the pinks, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick and Calypso Coral and coloured all the flowers.

To colour the ice-cream, I used Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink and Ivory.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!  Then I stamped the Birthday banner in Flirty Flamingo and cut it out.  A bow in Shaded Spruce from the metallic ribbon combo pack and all done!

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Next up is the lovely Julia.

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